Neon Night Walk in Leigh Woods

August 26 2016

Bristol anti-trafficking charity, Unseen, is inviting the people of Bristol to join its super-bright Neon Night Walk to highlight modern slavery. The event will take place in Leigh Woods on Saturday 22 October and the challenge is to walk (or run) as many times as you can around a 2.5km route in 6 hours, from 6pm until midnight – dressed, of course, in your brightest neon! Teams can walk together, do it in relay or a mixture.

Neon

Bristol anti-trafficking charity, Unseen, is inviting the people of Bristol to join its super-bright Neon Night Walk to highlight modern slavery. The event will take place in Leigh Woods on Saturday 22 October and the challenge is to walk (or run) as many times as you can around a 2.5km route in 6 hours, from 6pm until midnight – dressed, of course, in your brightest neon! Teams can walk together, do it in relay or a mixture.

Participants are asked to raise funds for Unseen’s work with women and men who have been trafficked, exploited and enslaved, not just in Bristol but across the UK. The charity operates two specialist 24-hour safe-houses (one for women and a newly opened one for men) and a resettlement service to help survivors transition into independent living in the community.

 

Rebecca Wingate-Saul, a local organiser for the charity, said: ‘I’ve been living in Bishopston for five years and working with Unseen for four of them. I wanted to work with a local charity because I can directly see the work I’m raising funds for. Unseen is growing rapidly, which is why we’re running this event – to not only increase awareness that modern slavery is happening in Bristol, but also to introduce people to a charity that’s doing fantastic work with some of its most vulnerable survivors – and to help us keep it going by raising funds!’

The money raised from the event helps to provide one-to-one support for survivors struggling to get their lives back on track, counselling, and help with clothing and necessities.

To find out more, visit www.unseenuk.org or contact nnw@unseenuk.org

Participants are asked to raise funds for Unseen’s work with women and men who have been trafficked, exploited and enslaved, not just in Bristol but across the UK. The charity operates two specialist 24-hour safe-houses (one for women and a newly opened one for men) and a resettlement service to help survivors transition into independent living in the community.

 

Rebecca Wingate-Saul, a local organiser for the charity, said: ‘I’ve been living in Bishopston for five years and working with Unseen for four of them. I wanted to work with a local charity because I can directly see the work I’m raising funds for. Unseen is growing rapidly, which is why we’re running this event – to not only increase awareness that modern slavery is happening in Bristol, but also to introduce people to a charity that’s doing fantastic work with some of its most vulnerable survivors – and to help us keep it going by raising funds!’

The money raised from the event helps to provide one-to-one support for survivors struggling to get their lives back on track, counselling, and help with clothing and necessities.

To find out more, visit www.unseenuk.org or contact nnw@unseenuk.org